announced today that its “streamers” now support Apple’s QuickTime software. The new support is the result of integrating Darwin Streaming Server technology, according to Vividon.
Vividon makes its products for use in content delivery networks, via Internet Service Providers (ISPs), network service providers, and corporations. Vividon hopes to improve the economics of delivering stream media via “streamers,” what it terms as “a new category of streaming delivery device.” Vividon’s says that its products have been developed to eliminate bottlenecks in the delivery of streaming media content over the Web. Its streamers support MPEG, Windows Media Player, and now QuickTime. Vividon reports that its streamer has been able to support over 700 megabits per second of concurrent QuickTime streams.
Darwin Streaming Server is an open source server developed to send QuickTime data across the Internet. It supports RTP and RTSP protocols. The server software has been developed to run on a variety of platforms, including FreeBSD, Red Hat Linux, Solaris and Windows 2000. Darwin Streaming Server is actually developed on the same codebase as Apple’s QuickTime Streaming Server, Apple’s QuickTime delivery solution for Power Macs running Mac OS X Server.